LIVINGSTON, NJ - A second “Shop With Heart” event to benefit Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) and support “Hearts for Howie,” in memory of Howie Feintuch, is being held on Saturday, Nov. 15 at a variety of local businesses. A portion of monies collected will be used to support families undergoing cardiac care at SBMC.
The businesses involved include: Kids at Heart, Love Letters, Argyle Market, 580 South, Pink Jewels, High Country Sports, Calabria Restaurant, Elle Squared and Complements Two (see photo of flyer with all business addresses in photo gallery above). Those interested in participating in the fundraiser should make purchases from these businesses on Nov. 15. In addition, right now, 88 percent of the goal of $10,000 has been raised, and direct donations to the Fund may be made by clicking HERE.
Three years ago, Howie, the husband of Livingston resident Stacy Feintuch, and father of Amanda, 15 and Lily, 13, passed away from a sudden heart attack.
According to Stacy, Howard was a fit and healthy man who received regular checkups and was under the care of a heart specialist for high cholesterol. He exercised, ate well and took his meds.
“There were no warning signs,” said Stacy. “I have learned a lot through this experience, and cannot express how important it is for people to get regular checkups and test their cholesterol.”
Stacy credits her daughters with encouraging her to start the Fund.
“Howie, a Jersey City defense attorney, was a very kind and giving man,” said Stacy. “He often took the girls places and taught them about the importance of giving back. He truly instilled this idea in my girls and they have been asking me for a while to do something like this in honor of their father that would benefit others.”